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Julia A. Klubenspies

Shareholder
425 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 302
Roseland, NJ 07068
(973) 618-4170
(973) 618-0685 - Fax
jaklubenspies@mdwcg.com

Julia is a member of the firm's Health Care Department, concentrating her practice on medical malpractice. She has 22 years of experience focused almost exclusively on the field of medical malpractice. In her career to date, Julia has handled several hundred medical malpractice matters, having represented a large number of physicians in professional malpractice actions. She represents several of the largest hospitals in New Jersey, defending their attending physicians, resident physicians and nursing staffs on all aspects on claims of professional negligence. Julia also represents nurses in New Jersey Board of Nursing matters. In addition, Julia handles complex cases involving severe, catastrophic injury and death matters, ranging from neurological damage, orthopedic damage, misdiagnosis and sudden death.

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Julia was a litigator for 12 years. Most recently, she was senior corporate counsel at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, the nation's leader in providing diagnostic testing, information and services. While at Quest, Julia oversaw defense counsel throughout the United States and Canada in handling the company's professional negligence claims.

Julia spent several years coaching students at Seton Hall School of Law who represented the law school at national moot court competitions. She has also lectured for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and MD Advantage Insurance Company.

Julia graduated cum laude from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a degree in criminal justice. She was then employed as a paralegal while she attended Seton Hall School of Law. She received her juris doctor in 1994. 

Julia is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Civil Implications of Sexual Contact with a Patient , Marshall Dennehey Health Care and Health Law Seminar, November 9, 2017

  • The Use of Medical Literature at Trial, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education 21st Annual Medical Malpractice Update, New Brunskwick, New Jersey, November 4, 2017

  • Analyzing Medical Records, NJICLE, NJ Law Center, March 21, 2017

  • Analyzing Medical Records, NJICLE, Fairfield, New Jersey, January 22, 2015

  • How to Obtain, Offer and Exclude Evidence, MD Advantage Insurance Company, October 2010

  • Fundamentals of Trial Techniques (defense of medical malpractice cases), presented to medical malpractice defense attorneys, Hyatt Regency, New Jersey 2008

Published Works

  • "Civil Implications for Medical Practitioner of Sexual Contact with Patient," New Jersey Law Journal, May 15, 2017, co-author

  • "Prescribing High Potency Medication To A Known Drug Abuser: Is The Doctor Liable For Resulting Injuries?," New Jersey Defense Association Digest, Fall 2015

  • “Prescribing High Potency Medication To A Known Drug Abuser: Is The Doctor Liable For Resulting Injuries?,” Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2014

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ (J.D., 1994)

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC (B.S., 1987)

    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Criminal Justice

Pro Bono Activities

  • New Jersey Bar Foundation Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition, judge, 2015-2016

Past Employment Positions

  • Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, Senior Corporate Counsel

Defense Digest Article September 1, 2014
By Julia A. Klubenspies, Esq.* Key Points: Was the “but for” proximate cause charge appropriate when multiple causes of the injury were possible? Was such a charge plain error by the trial judge?   I..., Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 3, September 2014 Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...
Defense Digest Article March 1, 2014
By Julia A. Klubenspies, Esq.* Key Points: Can a physician be held liable when a patient with a known drug and alcohol history overdoses on a high-potency skin patch medication by using it in an “off-label” manner? Were the...
January 3, 2018
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin announced today that 14 associates and one special counsel have been elevated to shareholder, with 60 percent of the new shareholder class comprised of women. In Philadelphia, the new shareholders are: Lawrence J. Bartel, shareholder in the firm's...
January 4, 2016
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that 14 attorneys were elected shareholders of the firm at the annual shareholders' meeting held December 8 in Philadelphia. The new shareholders, listed by office, are as follows. Philadelphia, PA:  Jason W. Bialker, member of...
Seminar Nov 4, 2017
Julia Klubenspies is presenting "The Use of Medical Literature at Trial" during the 21st Annual Medical Malpractice Update, hosted by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. The seminar is designed for insurance...

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 1994)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (B.S., cum laude, 1987)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1994

Associations & Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Rated BV Distinguished® by Martindale-Hubbell

Year Joined Organization: 2009

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